Tschabalala Self (b. 1990)
Floor Dance
linen, fabric, oil pastel, acrylic and Flashe on canvas
90 x 96 in. (228.6 x 243.8 cm.)
Executed in 2016.
T293, Rome
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Naples, T293, Tschabalala Self: The Function, March-May 2016.
London, Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, Tschabalala Self, January-March 2017, p. 57, no. 56 (illustrated).
New York, New Museum, Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon, September 2017-January 2018.

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“I aspire to hold space and create a cultural vacuum in which these bodies can exist for their own pleasure and self-realisation, free of the other’s assertions and the othering gaze … My subjects are fully aware of their conspicuousness and are unmoved by their viewers. Their role is not to show, explain, or perform but rather “to be.” In being, their presence is acknowledged and their significance felt.”
- Tschabalala Self

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